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this is the first of three townhalls the president is going to have this week. two more, one in montana, one in colorado. but if he didn't get any heat here in new hampshire, it's probably unlikely he'll get real heat in colorado or montana. brian. >>> chuck todd starting us off tonight. chuck, thanks. the sent m we have been talking about, anger, expressed at members of congress home for their summer recess one on full display again today elsewhere. and as nbc's anne thompson tells us tonight, health care is just one subject that has some americans feeling worried and downright angry. >> reporter: today pennsylvania senator arlen specter came face to face with what is now a familiar scene. >> he is right? >> he -- >> my constitutional! >> this is maoist china. >> reporter: voter anger at a townhall abut health care. buflt the anger is not always about health care. this man erupted when he was not chosen to speak. >> i got news for you, that you and your cronies in the government do this kind of stuff all the time. >> reporter: and this self described conservative republican railed against t
, for the administration, it is the first of three events out in montana and colorado later this week, and it's a process that they're trying to again somewhat uphill battle because again they wanted this done by now. they didn't want to have this battle going on in august, but it's still in full swing. david? >> drums on the outside of the town hall. nbc's ron allen. ron, thanks for the report. >>> and by the way, that protester with a gun that we mentioned, his name is william costrick. he will be a guest on "hardball" tonight with chris matthews. it's coming up one hour from now. -n >>> how is the insurance industry responding to attacks from the democrats. today is not the first day the presidents a accused the industry. he once accused insurers of abuses and record profits. nancy pelosi called them, quote, villains. a democratic organization is accusing the insurance industry of, quote, stirring up fear with false rumors. the head of a group that represents insurance companies says democratic lawmakers are not helping their case by vilifying the insurance industry. they say members of congress will
reform later this week, in colorado and montana. the white house says tickets will be available to the public, which means the president might finally see that information roche us anger over health care reform face to face. >> couric: to be continued. thanks, chip. now at that town meeting president obama accused critics of making false claims about health care reform. for one thing, he said it would not, quote, pull the plug on grandma because we decided it's too expensive to let her live any more. so where did that idea come from? here's cheryl atkinson. >> reporter: at town hall meetings around the country, accusations are flying about so-called end of life care for seniors on medicare. it's spelled out in section 1233 of the house bill. >> what it says is as a 74-year-old man, if you develop cancer, we're pretty much going to write you off. >> nobody 74 is going to be written off because they have cancer. that's a vicious malicious untrue rumor. >> reporter: it's a rumor that spread like fire after a july 16 radio interview with former lieutenant governor of new york, betsy
their dissatisfaction and position. president obama has two town halls scheduled this friday in montana and colorado. it includes out-of-pocket costs and insurance companies. >>> different states, same story. this is how things went in maryland when senator ben carden held his town hall on healthcare. not exactly a warm welcome in baltimore county. senator irwin will try tomorrow at hagerstown community college at 1:00 p.m.: tonight the nation is remembering eunice kennedy shriver who died today at the age of 88. she was a member of a legendary political family, sister of president john f. kennedy and sister to ted f. kennedy. her legacy goes far beyond the family. she changed the lives of disabled people by creating the special olympics. tom fitzgeralds herewith more. >> reporter: shriver had suffered a series of strokes in recent years. all 19 of her grandchildren were at her side. shriver was the fifth of nine kennedy children, but unlike her brothers who entered the world of politics, shriver found another way to serve, inspired by her older sister, rose mary who was born with brain damage, sh
'll also speak this week at town halls in montana and grand junction, colorado. >>> update on a high-speed car chase we brought you just moments ago. lasted about an hour. started about 11:45 eastern time in the upper san fernando valley. a blue honda swerving in and out of lanes driving the wrong way on surface streets going very erratically. the car finally slowed down and as you'll see in a moment, it went into a driveway and that's where police with weapons drawn boxed him in. officers pulled in and pulled the driver out. the suspect was arrested and here is the take down. he had his hands up, but he would not comply with orders to get out, apparently. so, first one officer and then the second move in and pull him out. this chase apparently started after the driver failed to yield. >>> the kennedy family is in mourning and for the death of eunice kennedy shriver, the sister of john f. kennedy died this morning. she founded the special olympics. her daughter was by her side at a massachusetts hospital. she was 88 years old. shriver's son-in-law, california governor arnold schwarze
in new hampshire, colorado and montana, states where the president is selling his plan this week, trying to reverse growing dissatisfaction over health care reform that showed up in polls of his own popularity. and with me now to talk about the president assess president obama's term in office so far are two editorial page editors, nolan finley of the "detroit news" and john diaz of the "san francisco chronicle," and two columnists, cynthia tucker of the "atlanta journal constitution" and robert robb of the "arizona republic." john >> john diaz, we have the president pushing back. what do you see going on? has he lost ground on health care? >> he has lost ground, and the thing i would say the president was trying to do today, very wisely in my opinion is reshape this debate, because although we are talking about somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 million people who don't have insurance in this country, the fact remains, the vast majority of americans do have coverage and that's really the audience he was going after today, because the thing the president has to persuade them that this i
. it is just killing me. -- it is just killing the construction business. i worked in oregon and montana, and i come here in a right to work state and making what i did back in the 1980's because of all of the illegals here. you have been fighting -- every step of the way. the whole thing, the police chief of phoenix, he is a democrat and he won't let his officers ask if they are illegal or whatever. host: we will have to live there. mayor gordon, a sharp response? guest: number one, i did not know what the chief police -- he is a professional and recognized, the most respected -- most respected. no. two, with inviting the issues. number three, the officers have a policy that is supported, in fact a model for the country. the other agencies have done it, when it is appropriate, and not based on race but a violation of law as to the legal status. and they arrest. again, i think there is a lot of misunderstanding and unfortunately individuals like the sheriff had targeted people because of the color of their skin. i don't know how you determine whether it individuals are legal or illegal because
hampshire, and friday in montana, and saturday in grand junction, colorado. a white house official said that participants would not be screened to keep out opponents. here is the front page of "the baltimore sun" -- noisy disbelief, opponents dominate the town hall meeting on health care. the center is heckled throughout the session. one of our video journalists was their last night. we will show you the full town meeting this evening at 8:00 p.m., but in this article in the baltimore paper -- they began arriving four hours early, ignoring triple digit heat index levels for a chance to holler at and senator benjamin cardin's town hall meeting. he was heckled almost non-stop. the audience jeered his answers and broken to raucous cheers when their comrades confronted the center with this massive remarks. the baltimore paper's article goes on to say that many in the crowd laughed uproariously when cardin said that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to coverage under the democratic plan. they jumped to their feet in one of the loudest ovations of the night after an audience member ask
protections in these bills in new hampshire, montana, colorado, talk about things about making sure people don't get denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions of they think that's a powerful argument because people can't move from job to job because they don't want to lose that health insurance if they are already sick. >> thanks very much. we'll read a story on texting while driving and what the obama administration is doing about it. >> coming up, political analyst harold ford plus a look at papers around the country. don't forget if you miss part of "morning joe," see it online. e-mail us your thoughts and suggestion, go to joe.msnbc. >> that is all you have to do. >> so simple. >> so they are only going to hand out tickets to people that agree with them. >> exactly. >> that's my kind of town hall meeting. the great taste of splenda® no calorie sweetener and added a little fiber? sweet! sweet! (together) sweet! (announcer) now for the first time, a gram of healthy fiber in every packet. sweet! (announcer) splenda® with fiber. but i've still got room for the internet. with my new
this friday in montana, and saturday in colorado. ♪ ♪ ♪ tonight we will bring you another town hall meeting from senator cardin. we will show all of it to you tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. this morning on "washington journal," we talked to the assistant managing editor of the "wall street journal." he joined us for about a half hour. host: who is winning the health care debate? guest: that is a good question. i think you could make a good argument that nobody is winning the health care debate. it has morphed in the last month that it is hard to know. i think the white house is not winning, but that does not mean they are losing the health-care debate, if i can draw a fine line. what has happened is there has been a enough opposition to the plan that the house drum up. there is no barack obama health care plan, there is a bill in the house and another in the senate. somewhere in there are the things that the white house wants to have accomplished. i think what the opposition over the past month has done is make everyone realize that what comes out of congress will be smaller, less
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